09/24/2012 06:56 EDT | Updated 11/24/2012 05:12 EST

Woman Killed At Cemetery

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MONTREAL - A freak accident killed a woman visiting a cemetery Monday.

The 44-year-old woman was at the cemetery on Montreal's Mountain Sights Avenue when she was crushed by a backhoe performing work at the site.

She was instantly declared dead.

The victim's mother was brought to hospital to be treated for nervous shock.

An investigation is underway.